(1)The executive director or his or her delegate may compromise any civil or criminal case arising under any tax or the charge on oil and gas production imposed by articles 22 to 29 of this title, article 60 of title 34, or article 3 of title 42, C.R.S., prior to reference to the department of law for prosecution or defense; and the attorney general or his or her delegate shall, upon the written direction of the executive director, compromise any such case after reference to the department of law for prosecution or defense.
(2)Whenever a compromise of two thousand five hundred dollars or more is made by the executive director or his delegate in any case, there shall be placed on file in the office of the executive director or his delegate the opinion of the director with his reasons therefor, which may include financial inability of the taxpayer to pay a greater amount, with a statement of:
(a)The amount of tax assessed;
(b)The amount of interest, additional amount, addition to the tax, or assessable penalty imposed by law on the person against whom the tax is assessed; and
(c)The amount paid in accordance with the terms of the compromise.
(3)Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, no such opinion shall be required with respect to the compromise of any civil case in which the unpaid amount of tax assessed, including any interest, additional amount, addition to the tax, or assessable penalty, is less than two thousand five hundred dollars.
Section 39-21-106 — Compromise,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-39.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).